Super Mario Maker
Super Mario Maker (スーパーマリオメーカー, Super Mario Maker) is a downloadable stage that appears in both versions of Super Smash Bros. 4. It was officially revealed on September 14th, 2015, and was released on September 30th, 2015. The stage also appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
The stage is based on the game of the same name. At the start of a match, a randomly chosen cursor from Super Mario Maker customizes the stage's layout. Fighters start on pink temporary platforms that vanish when jumped off of, rolled on, or walked off of. During the match, the cursor will repair any blocks that break on the stage.
This stage is customized by the cursor in four different game styles: Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, or New Super Mario Bros. U. Occasionally, the styles will switch at random mid-match. In Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, the standard version of the stage alternates between two of the four themes, but in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, it scrolls through all four. The Omega form for both versions of the game cycles through all four themes as well.
The randomly-generated stage may be a floating island or a walk-off stage with bottomless pits, and may feature slopes. Elements that can appear on the stage include:
In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, various Mario objects and enemies sometimes fly by in the background, including Bullet Bills; a Hammer Bro, a Koopa Troopa, a Lakitu flying by in clouds, and a Goomba riding a Koopa Clown Car.
The Ω form of the stage features a single platform whose bottom extends downward slightly using inverse slopes. Thus the layout of the stage will always be the same, but the four themes will still change randomly, making this one of two Ω form stages that can appear differently.
Super Mario Maker's unpredictable stage layout has lead it to be universally banned from tournaments, as it can range from being fairly neutral to being cramped, featuring caves of life, camping spots, or stage hazards such as lava, disrupting the fight. Also, the hand that repairs the blocks can come in at the wrong time and stop recoveries.
OriginSuper Mario Maker, players can create their own 2D Mario levels to play and share using the four themes found on this stage. While editing a level by using the Gamepad's touchscreen, a cursor appears on the TV screen as either a hand holding a stylus, a cat's arm, Mario's arm, or the hand cursor from Mario Paint. If a player tests their level with Mario placed above a bottomless pit, he will spawn on a small pink platform.
Most of the playable characters of Super Smash Bros. 4 (the exceptions being Mii Fighters, Roy, Ryu, Corrin, Bayonetta and Cloud) are available in Super Mario Maker as costumes for Costume Mario, unlocked via amiibo or by playing through the 100 Mario challenge, which tasks the player to beat a certain number of levels starting out with 100 lives.
A 3DS port of the game, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS was announced a year after Super Mario Maker's initial release. It contains most of the features of the original game, while omitting certain features such as Costume Mario and limiting course sharing to local wireless instead of over Nintendo Network.
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